Partitioning using Paragon

  avesnes1 20:30 19 Oct 09
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I am planning to use Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2008 Suite Special Edition.

At the moment I have two internal hard disk drives, "0" and "1", both 232.8GB .

On "0" there are two primary partitions, "C" and "E" containing XP and recovery files respectively. There is also a very small amount of unallocated free space.

On "1" there is one primary partition, "D", size = 232.8GB (i.e. the entire space of drive "1") which contains VISTA.

Currently I dual boot XP and VISTA and I am planning to partition drive "1" and install Windows 7 on there. I will triple boot until I am happy with Windows 7.

At last the question:-

Am I right in thinking that I must first resize (i.e shrink) the "D" partition before I create a second primary partition (to be called say "F") into which I will then be able to install Windows 7?

Apologies for the length of this post but I am new to partition creatiing. Thanks in advance for any guidance from members.

  mgmcc 08:29 20 Oct 09

Yes, shrink the "D" partition to leave a sufficient amount of "Unallocated Space" into which to install Windows 7. Its installation procedure will create the necessary partition and format it, so you don't need to create another primary partition in advance.

  avesnes1 08:39 20 Oct 09

mgmcc,
Thanks for the reply. I'll follow your advice.
Regards
avesnes

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